Jim Bohannon, host of Westwood One’s nationally syndicated radio talk show, “The Jim Bohannon Show,” will be the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2022 radio inductee. The induction will take place at the Achievement in Broadcasting event at NAB Show, held April 23–27, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nev.
“The Jim Bohannon Show” airs from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (ET) Monday through Friday on over 300 radio stations. Delivering his wit, wisdom and natural charm to listeners across the nation, Bohannon offers a unique blend of breaking news, informative reports on a wide range of topics and live conversations with listeners.
A 50-year-plus broadcasting veteran, Bohannon spent over 31 years as host of the early morning weekday news magazine, “America in the Morning,” for which he still provides interviews and his feature “The Offbeat.” He previously hosted the weekend news magazine “America This Week.”
“Jim encompasses the spirit of radio. His distinct voice, humor and engaging programs have informed and entertained listeners for 50 years, while addressing historic milestones affecting our nation,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “I am grateful for his friendship and the opportunities I have had to be a guest on his show. We congratulate Jim on this befitting honor.”
Bohannon began his radio career in 1960 at KLWT-AM in his hometown of Lebanon, Missouri. Following college and military service during the Vietnam War, he returned to radio in the Washington, D.C. market, covering news at both WTOP-AM and WWRC-AM. He later worked as a morning anchor at WCFL-FM in Chicago and as a freelance reporter for CNN.
Bohannon hosted his own Saturday night phone-in program starting in 1984 and served as the principal back-up for Larry King on the “Larry King Show.” In February of 1993, Bohannon took over the prestigious nighttime radio talk show slot formerly held by King.
Bohannon joined Westwood One in 1983 and has anchored newscasts, political conventions and election night coverage in addition to his weekday programs.
Bohannon is a recipient of a Special Recognition First Amendment Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association and was named by TALKERS magazine editorial board as the 2013 recipient of the publication’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2003, and into the Missouri Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2020.
Iconic game show “The Price Is Right,” which airs on CBS and is produced by Fremantle, is the 2022 television inductee into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Host Drew Carey and executive producer and showrunner Evelyn Warfel will accept the award at The Achievement in Broadcasting Awards on the NAB Show Main Stage on April 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Las Vegas, Nev.
Premiering in 1972, “The Price Is Right” is television’s longest-running game show and number-one rated daytime series, where contestants are called to “come on down” from the studio audience to compete for cash and prizes by accurately pricing merchandise. The show is currently celebrating its 50th season which premiered last Fall with a re-designed set, a two-hour primetime commemorative special honoring the show’s history, the introduction of two new games and a week-long event providing a contestant each day an opportunity to win $1 million.
Carey, who began his career as a stand-up comedian, was named the host of “The Price Is Right” in 2007, succeeding longtime host Bob Barker. He previously starred in the long-running comedy series “The Drew Carey Show” and was the host and producer of the improv/sketch show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
Warfel was named executive producer and showrunner of “The Price Is Right” in 2019 after serving as the show’s co-executive producer. She is the first woman to hold the position in the series’ history. During her tenure, the series has won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show, with nine total nominations in this category. She has also led the series through more than a dozen primetime “The Price Is Right at Night” episodes featuring celebrities competing for charity.
“For the past half-century, ‘The Price Is Right’ has entertained millions of viewers with its unique pricing games and test of contestants’ knowledge of aspirational prizes,” said NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt. “We are thrilled to invite this esteemed game show to ‘come on down’ for this well-deserved induction into NAB’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame.”